Andy Serkis is clearly one of those actors with an impressive resume. He has reportedly signed on to the upcoming super-hero film “Avengers: Age Of Ultron.”
Serkis confirmed the news with a statement, saying: “The Imaginarium (Serkis’ production company) is the performance-capture consultant, and I’m playing a role. On The Avengers, I’ve been working closely with Mark Ruffalo. Performance capture was used on the previous Hulk, but not to the same extent Mark is using it now. There are tools and ways of working with an actor that makes them feel that they own the character. And a character the size of the Hulk needs ownership, which Mark has now.”
Asked if Andy Serkis will actually have a role, or another of his infamous performance-capture roles, he answered: “I’m not at liberty to mention. But it’s all the same to me. I’ve never drawn a distinction when playing a role, whether it be live action or performance-capture. Acting is acting. It’s just basically what you wear to the set that’s different.”
Andy Serkis is known for his acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as: Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King Kong in the 2005 film, Caesar in Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2011, 2014) and Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin (2011). He also signed on to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set to hit theaters in 2015.
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